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"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,'" said Fred Rogers, the iconic creator and...
The first year I was eligible to vote was 1996. It was the year Bill Clinton defeated Bob Dole (and Ross Perot) in a pretty decisive victory. I'd love to tell you that I remember being a first-time voter...
Last week, 31 girls at Bartram Trail High School received dress code violations. Thirty-one. And this all took place in one day. It's not clear what prompted the school to launch this dress code crackdown, but according to a...
It's finally here (thank God). Election Day. More specifically, 2020 Election Day. Some are calling it the most polarizing presidential election in U.S. history. It has resulted in shouting matches, violence, breakups, estranged family members, failed Facebook friendships — you...
Like many of our generation, the news of Luke Perry's death was a shock. I'm not one to get overly emotional over celebrity deaths, seeing as I don't know them personally — only as the character they play on...
It’s the topic dominating conversations in online forums and parenting groups, and with 764 cases confirmed nationwide, the 2019 measles outbreak is now the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000. Florida is among...
I thought school was the place we send our kids without worrying whether they’d come home alive: Sending our children every day, because that’s what good parents do. On the first days of school, telling them not to cry, assuring them...
Right now, California is burning. The El Dorado Fire has burned over 12,000 acres near the San Bernardino National Forest, with an estimated 21,000 people forced to evacuate. And, ridiculously, it's all because of a gender reveal party. Some expectant...
How much do you spend on groceries for your family each week? Who jumps for joy each time you see that staple product your kids will actually eat on BOGO, or the deal of the century on organic chicken...
Dashikis, Roots, and MLK. Three words that can capture the festive essence of Black History Month. While some would have this month to reflect the adversity that Blacks have faced in America — from slavery to segregation, to injustice and...
At the age of 96, after a reign of 70 years, the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II has died peacefully in Balmoral, Scotland. The woman who was never meant to rule has left an indelible mark on the world,...
I haven't always considered myself to be a feminist. Maybe it was my conservative upbringing or certain negative connotations that can be associated with the word "feminist." Maybe it was my laziness or lack of desire to get involved....

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